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News and information from Council is available below.
Akron City Council Welcomes Dr. Joan M. Williams as Council Chief of Staff
July 28, 2021
See attached Press Release
June 22, 2021
Council Returns to Council Chambers for In Person Meetings
June 15, 2021
See press release
Ward 1 Councilman Rich Swirsky Passes Away From Acute Myeloid Leukemia
May 27, 2021
Please see press release for information.
City Of Akron To Rescind Local Face Covering Mandate In Accordance With Updated State And Federal Guidelines
May 18, 2021
Passed by Akron City Council May 17, 2021
2021 Traffic Regulations
March 09, 2021
For more information on Traffic Regulations, please refer to Title 7 "Traffic Code", Chapter 70 "General Provisions" of the Akron Municipal Code. https://library.municode.com/oh/akron/codes/code_of_ordinances
More information about the Traffic Engineering Division can be found here: https://www.akronohio.gov/cms/engineering/traffic/index.html
Akron City Council's Public Comment Voicemail
January 28, 2021
Public Comment Voicemail
Public Hearing Notices
January 01, 2021
2021 Public Hearings
Akron City Council Reimagining Public Safety
July 17, 2020
Reimagining Public Safety
Downtown Akron Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area
May 09, 2020
A collaboration with the City of Akron and Akron Downtown Partnership.
Akron City Council to meet via videoconference on Monday, April 6th at 7:00 PM
April 02, 2020
Last month, Akron City Council took steps to protect the health and safety of Council members and the public by suspending all regularly scheduled in-person City Council meetings and moving all future meetings to a virtual format, throughout the duration of the State of Ohio Stay at Home Order. Today, Akron City Council is announcing its first virtual meeting, which will take place April 6, 2020 at 7:00 PM.
Akron City Council Holds Last Meeting for 2019, Swearing in New Members
November 07, 2019
New Members Will be Sworn in and Officers will be Elected
Frequently Asked Questions for Snow and Ice Control
October 09, 2019
Access The City of Akron's Most Frequently Asked Questions for Snow and Ice Control
Akron City Council Invites Residents to Celebrate the Cuyahoga River Homecoming
June 18, 2019
The Cuyahoga River Homecoming showcases 50 years of environmental progress.
Access Akron City Council's Neighborhood Partnership Guidelines and Application Requirements
June 11, 2019
City of Akron neighborhood groups and organizations compete for grant money for their ward.
Akron City Council Holds Public Hearing for Kenmore/Garfield Community Learning Center
May 22, 2019
Ordinance sought by Akron City Council authorizing conditional use for Kenmore/Garfield CLC
The 2019 Akron Summer Reading Program Turns the Page for Another Season
May 15, 2019
Akron City Council spreads the word about summer reading.
Akron City Council Congratulates Akon Zips For Winning 2019 Esports NCAA Championship
April 30, 2019
The University of Akron Zips win Esports 2019 NCAA Championship
Council Meeting From 4/22/19 Available As Audio
April 23, 2019
Contact The Clerk's Office For The Audio From 4/22/19
2019 Summer Food Service Program to be Authorized by City Council
April 16, 2019
Summer Food Service Program To Be Approved
Sale of Akron’s Bounce Building Authorized by City Council Facilitates Expansion of the Innovation Space
April 10, 2019
Progress “bounces” forward for the former B.F. Goodrich campus.
Passage of Ohio House Bill 174 Opposed by Council
April 02, 2019
As a collective body, Council finds the proposed lack of restrictions on gun carrying laws alarming.
Exciting Summer Concert Series at Lock 3
March 28, 2019
Lock 3 and the City are actively pursuing top talent for their Summer Concert Series.
City Council approved historic designation of 105 Fir Hill
March 19, 2019
City Council supports the historic designation of the Martin University Center as a historic landmark.
City Council approved funding for The Dru Joyce Classic
March 13, 2019
City Council's support of The Dru Joyce Classic will inject millions of dollars into the local economy.
City Council Honors Akron’s Own James Ingram
March 05, 2019
City Council acknowledges and honors Mr. Ingram’s storied career by renaming parts of Fuller Street in the City of Akron to James Ingram Way.
Signal Supports, Vacation Plat and Replacement Hypo Mixers
February 26, 2019
Council approved the purchase of signal supports and the repair and/or replacement of sodium hypo mixers and accepted a vacation plat.
Council’s Snow and Ice Task Force Sets Clean-up in Motion
February 25, 2019
Top ten recommendations indicate swift action and ongoing commitment
Additional Plow and Salt Spreader Purchases
February 15, 2019
Authorization to purchase plows and salt spreaders
Lease Authorized for Parking Spaces and the Sell of City-owned Property
February 08, 2019
Parking spaces leased and Steiner Avenue property authorized for sell
City Council Email Down
January 30, 2019
Akron City Council members’ emails are still down. The best way to reach members of council is to call them directly. The City of Akron is working diligently to fix this issue.
Council President Sommerville Establishes Snow and Ice Task Force
January 29, 2019
Council President Sommerville establishes the Akron City Council Snow and Ice Control Task Force to review procedures regarding how the City responds to snow and ice events and recommend improvements as appropriate.
City Council Email and Livestream Down 01-28-2019
January 28, 2019
Akron City Council will not livestream the January 28, 2019 meeting due to an internet outage. Email is also down.
Akron Zoo Land Lease Renewal
January 18, 2019
Council passed an ordinance allowing the City to lease land to the Akron Zoo.
Old School Soul Band Submissions
January 11, 2019
Submit the name of the old school soul band or performer you would like to see at Lock 3.
Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc. Land Option
January 09, 2019
A $600,000 option for the sale of 41.85 acres of city-owned land to be purchased by Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc..